It’s that time of year - hockey season! This means new equipment, excited kids and unfortunately, the increased potential for eye injuries. Keeping kids safe while playing sports is a serious obligation and especially when it comes to their eyes, something that cannot be overlooked.
Gearing Up to Avoid Eye Injuries
While shopping for new hockey equipment for your child this season, it’s important to consider eye safety gear that will guarantee protection. Although hockey helmets and face masks do a pretty good job of protecting the head and face, smaller objects can still make their way past the mask. Elbows, hands, ends of hockey sticks and even flying pucks can find their way past the mask and into your child’s eyes, causing painful injuries.
Clearly, hockey face masks do not prevent all eye injuries. Luckily, Liberty Sport offers equipment to further minimize the risk of eye injury while kids are playing on the ice. We created a line of eyewear designed specifically for children playing sports requiring a helmet – Helmet Spex.
Helmet Spex Protect Against Hockey Eye Injuries
Helmet Spex are made for comfortable integrated wear with kids’ sports helmets and provide an extra, vital layer of protection against eye injuries. Your child can benefit from wearing Helmet Spex, specifically while playing hockey, in the following ways:
- Helmet Spex are specially designed to be worn under youth sport helmets – it’s their job!
- Venting ports on both sides prevent fogging and stay clear for optimal sight.
- Elastic straps include over-the-ear comfort design
- Extra padding around the eyes provide ongoing, long-lasting comfort
- Meets ASTM F803 impact standards for certain sports
- Available in non-prescription; accepts most youth prescriptions
Eye protection is a critical area of sport safety, particularly when it comes to children. Kids should be active and enjoy playing sports without feeling uncomfortable or self-conscious in the gear they need to stay safe. We offer protective eyewear products that not only keep your children’s eyes safe, but also “look cool” and are highly comfortable during play.
To learn more, browse our Helmet Spex products!